Air Canada E190 at Vancouver on Apr 30th 2012, flaps malfunction leads to loss of separation

Last Update: May 24, 2012 / 21:01:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 30, 2012

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-553

Aircraft Registration
C-FHOY

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190, registration C-FHOY performing flight AC-553 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 98 people on board, was on approach to Vancouver's runway 08L when the crew initiated a missed approach due to a flaps malfunction. Tower instructed the crew to follow the published go-around procedure (heading 051 degrees, climb to 4000 feet MSL) and handed the aircraft off to departure.

In the meantime a DHC-3T Turbine Otter was on approach to Vancouver at 4500 feet MSL in contact with terminal control. Terminal control advised the crew of the Turbine Otter that an Embraer 190 was going around and would stop their climb at 4000 feet.

While attempting to contact departure control the crew of the Embraer received a TCAS traffic then resolution advisory and followed the advisory climbing the aircraft to about 4600 feet. The crew of the Turbine Otter visually acquired the Embraer and saw her passing through their 12 o'clock position at about 4000 feet.

After being clear of conflict both aircraft positioned for safe landings.

The Canadian TSB reported the separation reduced to less than 500 feet vertically and 0.5 to 0.75nm horizontally.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 30, 2012

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-553

Aircraft Registration
C-FHOY

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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